Autumn Travel Package in Iceland Based in Reykjavik from Keflavik Airport

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Tour starts
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
Starting time
8 days
Ending place
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
Sept. - Dec.
Minimum age


Explore Iceland’s majestic beauty on this autumn vacation package with exciting optional tours of the Golden Circle sightseeing route, the South Coast, the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, and more. This eight-day adventure that starts in Reykjavik is perfect for people who want flexibility in their itinerary while experiencing Iceland’s most fascinating natural wonders and iconic cultural spots.

The beauty of this vacation package is you’ll avoid weeks of planning for the perfect getaway, whether traveling alone, with friends, or with your family. The planning is already done on your behalf, and the trip is made available for a great price.

For added convenience, you don’t have to worry about looking for accommodations and airport transfers because this vacation package includes both.

You will spend seven nights in the same comfortable hotel in Reykjavik, avoiding the hassle of moving heavy luggage from different locations.

The most significant advantage of booking this vacation package is its flexibility. Unlike other tours with a set of activities and little room for customization, you’ll have more choices here regarding tours and day trips.

You can do as much or as little as you want. If you want to relax and make your own plans, you can, but if you wish to add organized tours, we have many choices.

One of the options is a guided tour of the famous Golden Circle route. Here, you’ll discover the Thingvellir National Park and learn its significance in shaping Iceland. Other highlights of the area are the Gullfoss waterfall and the Strokkur geyser.

Additionally, you can hop on a bus to the South Coast region on a separate day. Towering waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall at around 200 feet (60 meters) will welcome you here.

You can also book northern lights excursions from mid-September, available by bus, boat, ATV, and super jeep. Autumn is a great time to see the aurora borealis, as the weather is usually less cloudy than later in the year.

If you love adventure, you can join thrilling activities like a helicopter or whale-watching tour. All these activities include transfers from Reykjavik, so you won’t have to worry about transportation.

If you want to stay close to the Icelandic capital, add museum entrance tickets and a 24-hour Reykjavik city card to your booking. This card is the most convenient and cost-effective way to explore Reykjavik’s cultural spots.

To add depth to your cultural experience in Reykjavik, joining guided tours led by a local expert is recommended.

Choose from a city walk, food walking tour, or beer hopping excursion to get a closer look at the vibrant scenes of the northernmost capital city in the world.

Upon finalizing your booking, you’ll get a detailed itinerary to help you keep track of your adventures. This comprehensive itinerary contains all the information about your hotel, attractions, and tours.

Aside from the freedom and flexibility of this package, you’ll also get all the support you need from the moment you arrive in Iceland to the day you fly home. Our packages come with a personal travel agent you can contact any time of the day, seven days a week.

If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, you may do so for free. You’ll get a full refund if you notify us of your cancellation 24 hours before the departure date.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and wonders of Iceland through this eight-day autumn vacation package. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Airport transfer on arrival and departure
Seven nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available — more detailed information below)
Detailed travel itinerary
Personal travel agent available 24/7


Super Jeep
Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

Daily itinerary

Day 1
People bathing in the milky-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa on a trip to Iceland.

Day 1 - Sightseeing in Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon

On the first day of your autumn vacation in Iceland, you’ll arrive in the country and explore Reykjavik.

After landing at Keflavik International Airport, you’ll take a complimentary bus transfer to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The bus will take you to your hotel in Reykjavik or at a nearby designated bus stop.

You’ll stay in the same accommodation in the city for your trip.

You can stop at the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa on your way to Reykjavik. This geothermal wonder is renowned for its enchanting azure colors, natural healing waters, and various luxurious treatments.

The lagoon is in the heart of a moss-covered lava field, creating a unique atmosphere.

If you include an optional trip to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa on your first day, your travel agent will arrange it according to your flight schedule. You can add the activity to another day if there’s not enough time on day one.

On your way to the capital, you’ll see volcanoes, beaches, and lava fields as you pass through the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Upon reaching Reykjavik, you can explore its many cultural and historical attractions. You can walk around the city streets and explore restaurants showcasing Reykjavik’s rich culinary culture. You’ll also find several cafes serving excellent beverages and tasty bites.

You can explore the iconic Old Harbor. Considered the heart of Reykjavik, the Old Harbor is where the city grew in the 20th century and developed into what it is today. Here, you’ll see fishing boats and ships used for whale-watching.

Before returning to your hotel, check out Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center. The building is Reykjavik’s premier cultural hub, holding concerts, festivals, and other cultural events.

Next, visit Hallgrimskirkja church and witness the beauty of this 245-foot (74.5-meter)-tall iconic landmark. Be sure to go up the church’s tower to get an overlooking view of the city.

When you’re ready, head back to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 2
Thingvellir National Park, one of the Golden Circle's three highlights.

Day 2 - Optional Golden Circle Tour and Reykjavik Tours

On the second day of your autumn travel vacation in Iceland, you can explore Reykjavik further or pack your day with optional sightseeing tours and activities.

If you book a guided tour of the Golden Circle sightseeing route, you will spend your day exploring its three highlights.

The first stop is the Thingvellir National Park. Considered one of Iceland's most important spots, the Thingvellir National Park is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical significance.

The site is in a rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. While listening to your guide, you will see unique geological formations, canyons, a lake, a waterfall, and more in the park.

The next stop is the Geysir geothermal area, around 34 miles (55 kilometers) from Thingvellir National Park. Here, you'll find Strokkur, an explosive geyser that erupts nearly 66 feet (20 meters) in the air roughly every five to 10 minutes.

Your last destination is the impressive Gullfoss waterfall, one of the country's most popular attractions for many reasons. It measures around 105 feet (32 meters) tall and sits below the mighty Hvita River.

Instead of visiting these three Golden Circle attractions, you can head to the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa on the edge of the Kopavogur peninsula within the Greater Reykjavik area.

Since 2021, the Sky Lagoon has attracted visitors worldwide looking for a unique way of relaxing the mind and body while immersing themselves in Icelandic nature.

The Hvammsik Nature Baths is another great geothermal spa out of the city that you can visit.

Another activity to consider is riding the hop-on, hop-off bus. This bus tour will take you around Reykjavik to discover some of its most exciting spots at your own pace.

If you wish to learn more about Reykjavik's cultural and historical heritage, you can use your 24-hour city card, which gives you access to various museums in the city.

Several walking tours are on offer, including one centered around food and another around craft beer.

Reykjavik has outdoor activities, such as whale watching and a helicopter tour, if you want something more adventurous. In the evening, you can join a northern lights hunt via bus, boat, ATV, or super jeep.

Of course, you don't have to do any of this and can make personalized plans instead. The great thing about this city break is that you can customize it to your desires.

After a day of activities, you'll return to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 3
Seljalandsfoss waterfall looks beautiful while surrounded by sprawling valleys.

Day 3 - Exploring Reykjavik or Optional South Coast Excursion

On the third day of your autumn travel vacation, you can explore Reykjavik independently or fill your day with optional experiences.

A good option for today is a guided tour on the South Coast, a region known for its fantastic landscapes and natural wonders. You'll have a friendly guide who will enrich your day with trivia and local stories.

The tour's first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of Iceland's most celebrated gems. The waterfall boasts a drop of around 200 feet (60 meters) and offers a unique experience for its visitors.

At Seljalandsfoss waterfall, you can walk behind its cascading curtain, bringing you closer to its beauty and power.

Your second stop is Skogafoss waterfall, another impressive waterfall on the South Coast. Skogafoss waterfall measures around 82 feet (25 meters) wide and drops approximately 197 feet (60 meters) high.

While enjoying the waterfall's beauty, marvel at how the sunlight interacts with the mist, creating dancing rainbows. You can climb the waterfall's staircase to get a panoramic view of the countryside, showcasing Iceland's natural beauty.

Your day continues as you head to the black sand beach, Reynisfjara. The beach is considered the most beautiful among the country's black sand beaches because of its towering sea stacks and basalt columns.

Nearby, you'll explore the charming streets of Vik village, the southernmost settlement in mainland Iceland.

Alternatively, if a sightseeing tour in the countryside doesn't appeal, you can join a whale-watching tour departing from the Old Harbor of Reykjavik. This guided tour is ideal for nature lovers keen on seeing whales and dolphins up close.

Or, you could opt for a helicopter tour and see the city from above.

Like the previous day, you can check out museums in the city with your 24-hour city card or join a food or beer walking tour before returning to your hotel in the evening.

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Day 4
Kirkjufell mountain looks more breathtaking with the glimmer of the northern lights.

Day 4 - More of Reykjavik or Optional Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour

Day four of your autumn travel adventure in Iceland offers a chance to explore more of the Icelandic countryside. Today, you can take an optional guided tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, known as "Iceland in Miniature" because of its diverse natural features.

The peninsula sits on the western portion of Iceland, known for some of the country's most iconic sites. Your first stop is Kirkjufell Mountain on the peninsula's north shore. It features a distinct cone shape, which earned the mountain its nickname "Church Mountain."

The Kirkjufell mountain stands at around 1,519 feet (463 meters) tall and is complemented by impressive slopes, making it one of the most prominent visual landmarks in the region.

Due to its dramatic formation, Kirkjufell Mountain is one of the most photographed landmarks in Iceland.

Another impressive stop is the Ytri-Tunga beach, known for its seal population. Be sure to bring your camera to photograph these animals.

Your guide will take you to the black sand beach, Djupalonssandur. The place is home to dark cliffs and remnants of shipwrecks from long ago. Looking at the rusty ruins will give you an idea of how the sailors lived and the hardships they faced in the past.

You'll also visit the coastal village of Arnarstapi on the southern side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. The village used to be a fishing hub. Today, Arnarstapi has become a refueling stop for people looking to visit the Snaefellsjokull National Park.

On top of these sites, the highlight of the peninsula is the Snaefellsjokull glacier volcano.

Snaefellsjokull volcano is a glacier-capped wonder considered the Snaefellsnes peninsula's crown jewel. Due to its majestic beauty, the glacier became Jules Verne's inspiration behind his book, "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

After sightseeing in the Snaefellsnes peninsula, your guide will take you back to Reykjavik.

You can do additional activities on your fourth day, like on days two and three. The add-ons include a trip to the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa to relax your mind and body.

You can also explore the city's museums and other notable attractions through the hop-on-hop-off bus.

You can book a Reykjavik food walk or beer walk if you prefer walking. Alternatively, you could join a whale-watching tour or make your own plans in Iceland's capital.

Day four provides another opportunity to see the northern lights while riding a boat, a bus, a super jeep, or an ATV. Autumn in Iceland offers many chances to see the aurora borealis due to the darkening nights and clearer skies.

After another fulfilling day, you'll return to your Reykjavik accommodation for the night.

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Day 5
Hallgrimskirkja church, the tallest church in Iceland.

Day 5 - Helicopter Tour, Whale-Watching or Relaxing at the Sky Lagoon

On day five of your eight-day autumn adventure in Iceland, you'll explore the capital city more. You can start the day with a breathtaking helicopter tour over Reykjavik and nearby mountains.

If you book this optional tour, you'll head to Reykjavik Domestic Airport to meet your guide and the helicopter pilot.

Your guide will brief you about safety and the sights you'll see during the tour. You'll fly over the Hallgrimskirkja church, Iceland's tallest, measuring around 245 feet (74.5 meters).

You may also circle over the Imagine Peace Tower on Videy Island. The tower memorializes John Lennon, the singer-songwriter from the legendary pop-rock band The Beatles. As you hover over the city, appreciate the colorful patchwork of tin roofs beneath.

From the city, you'll then fly toward the direction of a nearby mountain range. The pilot will take you to a mountain, landing the helicopter on a plateau. You'll then disembark from the helicopter and enjoy the mountain, the stunning vistas, and the fresh mountain air.

Returning to the city, you can choose a whale-watching tour right off Reykjavik's shores as your next activity. You'll be taken to the Old Harbor, ride a boat, and sail to the ocean to look for whales.

During the tour, you may see four species of aquatic animals: the minke whale, the humpback whale, the harbor porpoise, and the white-beaked dolphin.

You can book a food or beer walk instead if you prefer a laid-back day. A Reykjavik food walk takes you through the local food scene with stops at six locations and allows you to taste food. During the food walk, you'll discover the rich history of Icelandic cuisine.

You'll learn about the nation's food traditions dating back hundreds of years. Grass-fed Icelandic lamb, local cheese, and homemade ice cream are a few samples you can try.

If you'd rather relax, book into the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa or take your time with a Reykjavik City Card and hop-on hop-off bus ticket.

After another eventful day, you'll return to your comfortable Reykjavik accommodation for the night.

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Day 6
A life-size models of a whale at the Whales of Iceland museum.

Day 6 - Whales and Nature Exhibits

Day six continues in Reykjavik, where you can dedicate most of your time to visiting the city's most immersive museums. You can choose the exhibit you want to see during the booking process.

One of the most impressive attractions in the city is the Whales of Iceland Museum, featuring 23 life-size models of different whale species.

These handmade models represent all the whale species in Iceland's waters. The exhibit also shows the actual sizes of these gentle giants, giving visitors an idea of how massive the whales are compared to humans.

Interestingly, the models use soft materials, allowing children to enjoy the experience further while learning.

 One of the most striking models is the blue whale, measuring around 82 feet (25 meters) long. You'll also find a model of the Fin Whale Room, showcasing the daily threats whales face.

The museum also houses the Big Little Whale Cafe if you get hungry. Also, check out the plastic-free gift shop and grab a souvenir made by local and international artists.

Another popular destination is FlyOver Iceland, where you'll go for the incredible experience of flying around Iceland without leaving the city.

This unique, interactive adventure combines storytelling, cinema, and state-of-the-art technology to give you incredible views of the country.

You'll be suspended in the air with your feet dangling in front of a 20-meter spherical screen. As you fly and glide, you'll see volcanoes, mountains, and other natural wonders of Iceland on the screen.

Moreover, mist, wind, and scents will make this 30-minute immersive experience unforgettable.

The Wonders of Iceland Exhibition at the award-winning Perlan museum is your third option. This immersive experience features many exhibits led by the recreated ice cave.

Going inside the ice cave gives you a feel of what it's like walking inside a glacier in subzero temperatures.

Another popular exhibit is the "Forces of Nature," focusing on Iceland's volcanic and tectonic wonders and how they helped shape the country. There's also a recreation of the northern lights called "Arora" and a virtual fishtank where you'll see Iceland's rich aquatic life.

Before ending the day, you can head to the Sky Lagoon for an hour of relaxation. After rejuvenating your mind and body, you'll return to your Reykjavik accommodation for the night.

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Day 7
The Sky Lagoon geothermal spa's infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 7 - Geothermal Relaxation at Hvammsvik Hot Springs or the Sky Lagoon

The penultimate day of your eight-day autumn vacation is all about relaxation after your adventures, and there’s no better way to relax than bathing in Iceland’s geothermal waters.

You have two options: the Hvammsvik hot springs or the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa.

The Hvammsvik hot springs feature eight geothermal pools with majestic coastline views of Hvammsvik. The resort is set over around 1200 acres (486 hectares) of land, surrounded by hillsides.

You’ll also see the sea in Hvalfjordur fjord. The pools come with natural rocks and offer temperatures ranging from 95 to 104 F (35 to 40 C).

Unlike other geothermal pools, the water from the Hvammsvik hot springs combines seawater and underground water. The water comes from about 4,593 feet (1,400 meters) deep, with the seawater originating from the Atlantic Ocean.

As you bathe in the pools, you’ll get breathtaking views of the mountains. You may also see a variety of bird species and the elusive arctic fox. Aside from the hot springs, Hvammsvik offers other activities you can enjoy after bathing.

As for facilities, the Hvammsvik hot springs have everything you need to enjoy a stress-free day at the pools. The resort has indoor and outdoor changing facilities, a steam bath, and outdoor showers. In addition, they offer towels, swimwear, and swimming shoes for rent.

Choosing the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa lets you enjoy one of the most luxurious geothermal spas in the world.

Despite its accessibility, the lagoon remains one of the most peaceful geothermal spots in the country. It also boasts a 229-foot (70-meter) long infinity pool that ends at the ocean’s edge.

Bathing in the pool will give you unobstructed views of Reykjavik’s coastline and the dynamic Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the infinity pool is geothermally heated.

After a day of pampering and relaxation, you’ll return to your Reykjavik accommodation and spend your final night in Iceland.

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Day 8
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, an architectural marvel in Reykjavik.

Day 8 - Departure from Reykjavik

It’s day eight, and your autumn vacation adventure is about to end. However, joining different tours and activities can still maximize your final hours in Iceland.

If you have an early flight, your transfer will take you to Keflavik International Airport after you enjoy breakfast at your accommodation. If your flight is later, there is lots to see in Reykjavik.

You can spend the morning at the Whales of Iceland Museum for another round of whale education. Marvel at the beauty of the exhibits and absorb the scale of these enormous creatures of the sea.

Next, you can take the Fly Over Iceland show and bask in Iceland’s beauty with the help of technology.

A stop at the Wonders of Iceland Exhibition at Perlan Museum is also in order. Immerse yourself in the different exhibitions and genuinely understand the impact of nature on Iceland. You can finish your final day in the country with another hour at the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa.

If you haven’t yet visited the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, you can do so on the last day of your vacation, on your way to the airport. Bathing in the azure-blue waters here is the perfect way to relax before you head home.

Your coach transfer will get you to the airport in plenty of time for your flight. Once you’ve checked in and dropped off your luggage, enjoy a meal or shopping in the airport terminal while you wait to board.

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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Swimsuit and towel
Sturdy walking shoes
Hat, gloves, and scarf
Camera and charger
Refillable water bottle

Good to know

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and, therefore, cannot be guaranteed. This itinerary is designed to maximize your chances to see them if the weather allows.

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